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Arab coalition blames Houthi for migrant deaths in Al-Raqu border region

May 13, 2022
Coalition Spokesperson Brig. Gen. Turki Al-Maliki.
Coalition Spokesperson Brig. Gen. Turki Al-Maliki.

RIYADH — The Arab Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen on Friday refuted Houthi allegations that Saudi forces were responsible for migrant deaths in the Al-Raqu border region.

In a statement, the coalition said the victims were migrants and were “killed in forced displacement and armed clashes launched by the Houthis.”

“The brutal Houthi operation came after disputes and the burning of the homes of immigrants,” said the statement carried by the state media.

It said the killing of migrants is “a repeat of the Houthi burning of hundreds of African migrants in Sanaa.”

The coalition called on the United Nations “to assume its responsibility in exposing the brutal Houthi violations against migrants”. — SG


May 13, 2022
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